Definition of vowel height in English:

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vowel height


The degree to which the tongue is raised or lowered in the articulation of a particular vowel.
Example sentences
  • We can estimate the overall average vowel height for a piece by averaging these values together.
  • Recognizing the continual nature of vowel height is consistent with both the phonetic and phonological facts.
  • For example, you should be aware that vowel F1 is strongly correlated with vowel height and that the removal of F1 will remove the main cue for vowel height.

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Syllabification: vow·el height

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